DIY Casa Beads (+Jute Tassels)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

If you're like me then you spend way too many hours a day scrolling through Instagram. You may even make a small purchase or two with the perfect photo in mind to add to your collection of squares. When these casa beads started to pop up everywhere I was a little confused at what they were and what their purpose was and I tried my hardest not to want them. Well, yesterday, I gave in and made a mini version! Haha. What's that saying... If you can't beat em', join em'?

This idea came about as I was wrapping gifts and trying to come up with some fun gift toppers using items I already owned. I had these small wooden beads from a previous Pinterest fail (aka the wood bead chandelier that never came to be). The only other items you will need are jute string and a very thin string and scissors. I was surprised I hadn't thought to do this project sooner with all of these items laying around!

Let's get started!

What you will need:

  • Wooden beads (I used 13 10mm beads and 13 12mm beads)
  • Jute string
  • Clear string
  • Scissors

The first thing you will want to do is make you jute tassels! Because I was making 'mini' casa beads to double as an ornament or present topped I made my tassels a little smaller than normal. I started by wrapping the jute string around my fingers several times.

Now it's time to make the casa beads!

I started with a little over a foot of my clear string (hard to see in pictures, sorry!)

Then, I simply started stringing the beads on the string alternating sizes of beads. For this part I used about 20 beads total.

Once all the beads were strung I tied them in a circle.

Then, I started to string the beads through both strings.

Once I had the amount of beads I wanted I simply tied one string around the last beads making a knot.

Then, I simply tried the string around the end of my jute tassel!

And it's finished!

Such a fun and easy project and the perfect gift topper for your farmhouse loving friends!

I also made this casa bead garland using all 14 mm beads with the same concept just stringing them on the clear string and adding jute tassels at each end!

What project ideas have you come up with using leftover craft items? Share them with me in the comments below!

As always, thank you for visiting R&R at home!

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